Cyclone Idai Aftermath: 517 Cases Of Cholera And First Death Reported

1 Apr 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIRA, Mozambique

THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED APRIL 1The port city of Beira, Mozambique, has confirmed its first death from cholera, as the number of cases of the disease has jumped to 517 since Cyclone Idai hit March 14 severely damaging water systems. Cholera cases have risen dramatically since the first five cases were confirmed last week. Some 900,000 cholera vaccine doses were set to arrive April 1, according to the World Health Organisation.To control the outbreak, emergency clinics have been set up across Beira, a city of 500,000, said Mozambican national health director Ussene Isse, according to broadcaster TVM...

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